01 July 2013

WTF is wrong with Tech Media

So I've been working on a draft piece pleading with the media to stop glorifying douchebags. Yeah... tilting at windmills I know.

But at this point I'm abandoning the whole thing.

At this point it is clear that the media is not only unlikely to do what I request - it is in fact all too clear that they are a huge part of the problem.

Exhibit A - Techcrunch publishes 9500 word onanistic screed from entitlement spokesmodel Sean Parker defending his obscene wealth hobbit themed wedding. Note: the problem actually isn't the screed or its length or its insane white whine nature but rather that Techcrunch published it.

Exhibit B - Pando Daily posts third grade level bitchy whine fest from click-bait founder Bryan Goldberg on what "real" journalists should be doing. From what I can tell (honestly... do they not have editors at Pando?) he feels they shouldn't be covering tech in general (and definitely shouldn't be writing accurate critiques of startup companies which lack effective business models). Note: again, while the piece flat-out sucks, the problem is that Pando Daily published it.

So seriously tech media... WTF?!?!?
Are you really nothing more than Personal PR flaks for the rich and powerful?
I'm not asking for good journalism, or even professional caliber writing. But at least have SOME ethics.

Because this is a fucking joke.


At 10:25 AM, Blogger clairity said...

but...but... how do you drive page views without drama filled click bate?

too bad 98% of the media is bound to ad revenue.

too bad ad block is so popular amongst the early adopter crowd who would actually micro pay for real content.


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